Preliminar Program Layout

Tuesday 12th September


9:00 – 9:15

Institutional welcome

9:15 – 10:00

Inaugural Lecture: Gilles Dennler (IMRA, France)

Scientific innovation in the Anthropocene: Denials, good wishes and genuine efforts

Gilles Dennler

10:00 – 10:30

Coffee break 

Advanced Si Concepts

10:30 – 11:10

Keynote speaker: Ivan Gordon (IMEC, Belgium)

Thin Epitaxial Silicon Foils Using Porous-Silicon-Based Lift-Off for Photovoltaic Application

Ivan Gordon

11:10 – 11:30

Structural and optical properties of black silicon obtained by reactive ion etching (RIE) for crystalline silicon solar cells

F. Atteia, J. Le Rouzo, G. Berginc and L. Escoubas

11:30 – 11:50

Suspended micro-photovoltaic and electrochemical cells for biological applications

C. Vargas-Estevez, A. Blanquer, F. J. del Campo, M. Duch, G. Murillo, J. A. Plaza, C. Nogués, J. Esteve

11:50 – 12:10

Visible Light Communication using Photovoltaic Solar Cells

N. Lorriere, M. Pasquinelli, G. Chabriel, J. Barrere, E. Bialic, L. Escoubas, J.-J. Simon

12:10 – 12:30

Radiation stability of heterojunction α–Si:H/Si  solar cells with an intrinsic thin-layer α-Si

V.N.Verbitsky, V.S. Kalinovsky, E.V. Kontrosh, E.I.Terukov, A.S.Titov

12:30 – 14:00



Thin Film Chalcogenides: New earth abundant materials & devices for PV

14:00 – 14:40

Keynote speaker: Teodor T. Todorov (IBM, USA)

New perspectives for high band gap selenium solar cells

T. T. Todorov

14:40 – 15:10

Invited speaker: Ji-Sang Park (ICL, UK)

Effect of symmetry on the electronic structure of Cu2ZnSnSe4 and related materials

J.-S. Park, S. Choi, S.-H. Wei, A. Walsh

15:10 – 15:30

The influence of Ge on kesterite solar cells

L. de la Cueva, A. González, Y. Sánchez, J.M. Merino, M. León, R. Caballero

15:30 – 15:50

Device Characterization of a 11.4% Cu2ZnSnSe4 Thin-film Solar Cell

T. Taskesen, V. Steininger, J. Neerken, J. Schoneberg, W. Chen, J. Ohland, U. Mikolajczak, L. Gütay

15:50 – 16:20

Coffee break

16:20 – 17:00

Keynote speaker: Bart Vermang (IMEC, Belgium)

Progress in (i) high band gap kesterite absorbers, and (ii) surface passivation schemes for thin film solar cells

B. Vermang, G. Brammertz, J. de Wild, S. Sahayaraj, M. Meuris, J. Poortmans

17:00 – 17:30

Invited speaker: J. Lauwaert (University Ghent, Belgium)

Towards a model for a wide band gap CZGSe solar cell with transparent back contact

S. Khelifi, J. Lauwaert

17:30 – 17:50

A close look into the formation mechanisms of Cu2ZnSnSe4 using rapid thermal processes

A. Hernández-Martínez, M. Placidi, L. Arqués, S. Giraldo, Y. Sánchez, V. Izquierdo-Roca, Xavier Alcobé, Lorenzo Calvo-Barrio, P. Pistor, E. Saucedo

17:50 – 18:10

Parameter Analysis of Spin Coated CZTS Thin Films

T. Özdal, H. Kavak

18:10 – 18:30

CZTSe Solar Cells Developed On Alternative Substrates for Nextgen Applications

I. Becerril-Romero, S. Lopez-Marino, M. Placidi, M.Espíndola-Rodríguez1, F. Oliva, V. Izquierdo-Roca, Y. Sánchez, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, P. Pistor

Wednesday 13th September

 Thin Film Chalcogenides: Cost-efficient Thin Film PV technologies

9:00 – 9:40

Keynote speaker: Wolfram Witte (ZSW, Germany)

Measures to increase CIGS cell efficiency towards 25%

Wolfram Witte

9:40 – 10:00

 Decreasing doping and improving interface recombination in Cu-rich CIS by means of alkali-treatment

Elanzeery, F. Babbe, A. Zelenina, M. Melchiorre, S. Siebentritt 

10:00 – 10:30

 Coffee break

10:30 – 10:50

Rb alkali distribution in Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells on a nanometer scale

A. Vilalta-Clemente, C. Castro, S. Duguay, E. Cadel, P. Pareige, P. Jackson, R. Wuerz, D. Hariskos, W. Witte

10:50 – 11:10

Influence of interference effects and alkali post-deposition treatment on the quasi-Fermi level splitting of Cu(In,Ga)Se2 thin films

M. H. Wolter, B. Bissig, P. Reinhard, E. Avancini, R. Carron, S. Buecheler, W. Witte, P. Jackson, S. Siebentritt

11:10 – 11:30

 Influence of ZnO thickness on performance of Cu (In, Ga) Se2 thin-film solar cells

J. Lorthioir, N. Barreau, L. Arzel

11:30 – 11:50

 Photoelectrochemical energy storage using chalcogenide light absorbers

T. Andreu, C. Ros, S. Girado, Y. Sánchez, S. Murcia-López, C. Flox, V. Izquierdo, E. Saucedo, A. Pérez-Ramínez, J. R. Morante

11:50 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

European Projects in advanced
chalcogenide technologies

14:45 – 15:15

Round Table:
Perspectives / challenges of PV technologies towards a massive PV deployment: Competing or complementing?  

15:15 – 16:00

 Poster session:
Presentation of posters

16:00 – 16:20

 Coffee break

16:20- 18:00

 Poster Session


Influence of impurities from recycled electronics on the chalcopyrite solar cells

E. Bailo, M. Placidi, M. Colina, Y. Sanchez, F. Oliva, V. Izquierdo, M. Blanes, B. Medina-Rodríguez,, F. Ramos, E. Saucedo, A. Pérez-Rodríguez 


Optical properties of PZN-PT nanoparticles thin layer on ITO glass for photovoltaic application

Ndioukane, M. Touré, N. C. Y. Fall, D. Kobor, L. Motte, J. Solard

Synthesis and Characterization of inorganic perovskites solar cells on p-type silicon substrate

N. Ndioukane, D. Kobor, L. Motte, M. Tine, J. Solard

Enhancement in the Short-Wavelength Response of CIGS Solar Cell Via Solar Spectrum Modulation Using Nitrogen Doped Graphene Quantum Dots

F. Khan, J. H. Kim

Effect of Sulfurization Temperature on Cu2ZnSnS4 on Flexible Titanium Substrates for Thin Film Solar Cells

D. G. Buldu., A. Cantas, F. Turkoglu, E. Meric, L. Ozyuzer, M. Ozdemir, G. Aygun1


Investigation of surface passivation by double layer SiNx/SiO2 of CZ silicon wafer

A. M. Maoudj, D. Bouhafs, N. Bourouba, A. El Amrani, A. Hamida


Superficial passivating oxides on CZTSe:Ge/CdS solar cells

J. Andrade, L. Arques, V. Izquierdo-Roca, Y. Sánchez, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo 

CZTGSe layers deposited by sequential thermal vacuum evaporation: influence of the Cu and Ge thickness and post thermal annealing on the properties of thin films and solar cells

F.A. Pulgarín-Agudelo, O. Vigil-Galán, R. González, J. A. Andrade-Arvizu

Investigation of (ZnS)x-(CdS)y system as buffer layer for high efficiency kesterite solar cells

  1. Sánchez, Markus Neuschitzer, Florian Oliva, S. Giraldo, V. Izquierdo-Roca, M. Placidi, T. Jawhari, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo

Back contact modification by adding transition metal oxides nanolayers as possible electron reflectors for CZTSe solar cells

S. Giraldo, M. Espíndola-Rodríguez, F. Oliva, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo

Thursday 14th September



9:00 – 9:40

Keynote speaker: Ayodhya Tiwari (EMPA, Switzerland)

Thin film tandem solar cells

A. Tiwari

9:40 – 10:10

Invited speaker: Robert Gehlhaar (IMEC, Belgium)

Towards stable, large area perovskite modules

R. Gehlhaar, L. Rakocevic, T. Merckx, W. Qiu, M. Jaysankar, J. Bastos, H. Fledderus, U. W. Paetzold, A. Hadipour, T. Aernouts

10:10 – 10:40

Coffee break

10:40 – 11:10

Invited speaker: Jordi Martorell (ICFO, Spain)

Effective crystal growth and optical management for high power conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells

H. Zhang, J. Toudert, M. Kramarenko, S. Colodrero, J. Martorell

11:10 – 11:40

Invited speaker: Elena Mas-Marzá (UJI, Spain)

Alternative applications for lead halide perovskites

E. Mas-Marzá, J. Bisquert

11:40 – 12:00

Observing crystal formation during spin casting of perovskite precursor solutions using in situ wide angle x-ray scattering

A. D. F. Dunbar, N. E. Alhazmi, E. A. Pineda de la O1

12:00 – 14:00



New materials and 3rd generation concepts

14:00 – 14:40

Keynote speaker: S.H. Christiansen (HZB, Germany)

3D nano-architectures for opto-electronic device concepts such as solar cells, light emitting devices and sensors

S.H. Christiansen, G.Sarau, U. Mick

14:40 – 15:00

 Characteristics of down-shifting polymer based ZnO nanoparticle layers used to improve solar cells’ efficiency

K. Znajdek, N. Szczecińska, P. Sędzicki, M. Sibiński, A. Apostoluk, G. Wiosna-Sałyga

15:00 – 15:20

 Developing new architectures for high-efficiency ultra-thin CIGS solar cells

L. Gouillart, F. Mollica, J. Goffard, A. Cattoni, M. Jubault, F. Donsanti, N. Naghavi, S. Collin

15:20 – 15:40

Nanotexturing for enhanced thin film PV performance

J. van Deelen, M. Barink, P. Jan Bolt

15:40 – 16:10

 Coffee break

16:10 – 16:30

 Bismuth in photovoltaic solar cells

M. B. Johansson, H. Zhu, E. M. J. Johansson

16:30 – 16:50

 Heuristic Modeling of MJSC under Current Matching Condition: Genetic algorithm approach for > 50% efficiency

S. Cicić, S. Tomić

16:50 – 17:10

 Transparent back contacts for CZGSe top cells in a four terminal tandem cell configuration

P. Bolt, W. van Boekel1, F. Grob, M. Simor, G. Brammertz, B. Vermang, M. Meuris, J. van Deelen

17:10 – 17:30

Functionalized Cu2ZnSn(S,Se)4 transparent back contacts for tandem solar cell applications;

M. Espindola-Rodriguez, Y. Sánchez, D. Sylla, M. Neuschitzer, V. Izquierdo-Roca, A. Pérez-Rodríguez, E. Saucedo, M. Placidi

17:30 – 18:00

Invited speaker: Jörg Ackermann (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Recent advances and challenges of  solution processed organic solar cells

J. Ackermann

Friday 15th September


Reliability, scalability and transfer to Industry. Niche application concepts

9:00 – 9:40

Keynote speaker: Cristina Fernández (Onyx Solar, Spain)

Towards new trends in the BIPV market

Teodosio del Caño, Elena Rico, Cristina Fernández

9:40 – 10:10

Invited speaker: Roberto Turconi (ArcelorMittal, France)

Life Cycle Assessment of PV systems

R. Turconi

10:10 – 10:40

 Invited speaker Stéphane Cros (CEA-LITEN, France)

New encapsulation laterials and processes developed in the CEA-LITEN/Arkema joint laboratory

S. Cros, M. Hidalgo, M. Vite, V. Broha, D. Thil, F. Teyssier

10:40 – 11:10 

 Coffee break

11:10 – 12:00

 Workshop: Characterization for reliability in new device concepts


  • Victor Izquierdo-Roca (IREC, Spain),
  • Paul Pistor (MLU, Germany),
  • Carmen Ruiz-Herrero (IM2NP, France)
12:00 – 13:30

 Young scientists: Building the Future of PV